Winnipeg Jets vs Canucks Preview: Jets Look to Keep Win Streak Alive

The Winnipeg Jets kick off a two-game set with the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Bell MTS Place, with puck drop scheduled for tonight’s game at 7:00 p.m. central.

These two sides will complete this mini-series tomorrow night again in Winnipeg. Then the Jets will hit the road for five games in total, with a two-game series against the Canadiens then a three-game series in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.

The Jets are coming into this game on the back of a 2-1 overtime win against Montreal on Saturday night. Even though the Jets were severely outshot, they forced the game into overtime and Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game winner for the Jets.

The Winnipeg Jets look to extend their winning streak tonight when they face off against the Canucks

Saturday’s win for the Jets extended their win streak to four games. The Jets currently sit in third place in the North Division with 27 points in 20 games.

Things have been going in the opposite direction for the Canucks. They are currently on a four-game losing streak and are in sixth place in the North with 18 points in 24 contests.

Odds

The Action network lists the Jets as the favorites in tonight’s matchup.

It is no surprise that the Jets are the favorites tonight. They have been playing great hockey as of late, while the Canucks have struggled mightily, especially on the road.

Where you can Find the Game

TV: TSN3, TVAS, SNP

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN app

Projected Lineups

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Winnipeg Jets 13-6-1

The Jets have kept a pretty consistent lineup during this streak and it looks set to remain the same for tonight’s game.

The one change we could see for Winnipeg is on defense. Tucker Poolman is close to returning from injury and if he is available to play tonight, he will replace Sami Niku.

Connor Hellebuyck is projected to start in goal tonight after making 40 saves in the win on Saturday.

The Jets are projected to lineup like this:

Dubois-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Ehlers
Copp-Lowry-Appleton
Perreault-Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-Poolman*
Forbort-Pionk
Beaulieu-DeMelo

Hellebuyck (Brossoit)

*= game-time decision

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Vancouver Canucks 8-14-2

The Canucks had some different line combinations at practice yesterday and it is projected they will keep those lines for tonight.

One change that is projected is that Zack MacEwen will come in for Jayce Hawryluk on the fourth line.

Vancouver’s defensive pairings are expected to remain the same as their last game on Thursday night.

Brayden Holtby is expected to get the start tonight after Thatcher Demko started the last two games for the Cancuks.

The Canucks are expected to lineup like this:

Pearson-Horvat-Virtanen
Miller-Pettersson-Boeser
Hoglander-Sutter-Gaudette
Roussel-Beagle-MacEwen

Edler-Schmidt
Hughes-Hamonic
Benn-Myers

Holtby (Demko)

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*All Stats Provided by the NHL*